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    One way to make a good cave for a fish is just scrape out a coconut and boil it until the water is clean. My aulonocara and chinese algae eater love it. Snails and plecos like to eat the hair off the coconut too.

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    I posted a few months ago about making caves from PVC pipe. You put aquarium silicone on it, roll it in aquarium gravel and it blends nicely into your landscape. Anything we can think up to save money is a GOOD thing.

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    Those are both really good ideas. I think i would like the look of the coconut. The pvc idea is good for making something not that great/ cheap looking into something that fits well with your tank.

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    Coco......I can't believe this. I have never heard of coconut's being used in aquariums until your post today. Tonight I was looking at plants on line and they had java ferns growing on coconuts. Kool!

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    I recenly built one by simply laying out shale in a horsesoe shape and building it up using silicon to hold it together
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    i know this is old, but would the coconut shell rot in the tank?
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    not sure about the coconut shell rotting, but i made one of those PVC caves a while back and my corys love it. good idea
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    It does release some tannins in the water, and over years they eventually do rot a little, but you would just replace it every couple of years.

    I'm doing this same idea with clay pots for my mbuna tank. I'm so glad I had heard of this because I really don't like the look of the pots, but this way it will serve its purpose and be nice to look at! :)
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    you just boil it and put it in a bowl with cool water and repeat 8 times or until the water is clear.
    No, they dont rot. Ive had one in my tank since november and it hasnt rotted yet or leeched any toxins. since its just the shell, theres nothin really that can rot.

    Also, plecos like to eat the hair off the coconut shell.

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